Open Access Week page banner 

About Open Access Week

Open Access Week is a global event that promotes the benefits of Open Access publishing to inspire wider participation for academic and research communities. This is important because:

  • The average costs of journals are rising and yearly subscriptions can range from $1,000 - $20,000 per year.

  • It helps to spread knowledge and allow others to build on that knowledge. If you can’t access it, you can’t use it.

  • Open Access helps reduce duplication in publicly funded research.

  • It helps bring better visibility and impact of your works.